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Philip K. Dick - A ​halál útvesztője
A ​LEGKEGYETLENEBB KÉRDÉS: ÉLNI VAGY ÉLNI HAGYNI? A Delmak–O különös telep egy különös bolygón, ahol furcsa társaság verődik össze, eltérő képzettségű és látásmódú emberek, akik nagyrészt elöljáróik utasítására jöttek ide, bár akad olyan is, aki az ima erejével. Amikor a csoport tagjai megpróbálják kideríteni a telep voltaképpeni célját, mégpedig a felettük keringő műhold segítségével, megoldhatatlan technikai problémába ütköznek. Csapdába esnek: sem elmenni nem tudnak, sem segítséget hívni. Végérvényesen magukra maradnak. Hamarosan bizarr, erőszakos események sora veszi kezdetét. Mintha a bolygó puszta légköre paranoiát és pszichózist okozna, minek következtében a kis közösség tagjaiként egymásra utalt emberek ahelyett, hogy összefognának, egymás ellen fordulnak. És ezúttal még az ima sem segít; úgy tűnik, Isten vagy nincs jelen, vagy el akarja pusztítani teremtményeit. Philip K. Dick 1970-es regénye egyszerre metafizikai thriller és az istenség természetéről való elmélkedés.

Arthur C. Clarke - Fritz Leiber - James Blish - Robert Sheckley - Theodore Sturgeon - Walter M. Miller - Damon Knight - Philip K. Dick - Alfred Bester - Frederick Brown - Jerome Bixby - William Tenn - Theodore Cogswell - Ward Moore - William Morrison - Gyilkos Idő
Műfajtörténeti visszapillantásnál – s egy nagyszabású sorozat első darabjaként – így is van ez rendjén. Asimov az 1953-as esztendő legszebb, legértékesebb, legmeghökkentőbb történeteit rendezte kötetbe. A „remekművek” megjelölés aligha könyvkereskedői túlzás: ezek az iskolateremtő alkotások ma egytől egyig klasszikus daraboknak számítanak.

Philip K. Dick - Human ​Is?
Drawn ​from the five volumes of his complete short stories (also published by Gollancz) this volume represents the very cream of Philip K. Dick's output. It serves both as a celebration of his work, in the 25th year since his death, and as the ideal introduction to his unique take on the world for new readers. As our culture becomes ever more fluid, as fact is fictionalised, as documentary gives way to reality-TV, as our identities are digitised, as globalism runs wild, as drugs become ever more ubiquitous the world is finally catching up with even the most bizarre of Philip K. Dick's imaginings. 25 years after his death we are living in Philip K. Dick's world, this new authoratitive collection of his best short fiction shows us why.

Philip K. Dick - The ​Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch
In ​the overcrowded world and cramped space colonies of the late 21st century, tedium can be endured through the use of the drug Can-D, which enables the user to inhabit a shared illusory world. When industrialist Palmer Eldritch returns from an interstellar trip, he brings with him a new drug, Chew-Z, which is far more potent than Can-D, but threatens to plunge the world into a permanent state of drugged illusion controlled by the mysterious Eldritch. THE THREE STIGMATA OF PALMER ELDRITCH is, by universal consent, one of his three key novels, and the book in which he first took his perennial interest in the fragile nature of reality to a new level of imaginative intensity.

Philip K. Dick - The ​Book of Philip K. Dick
The ​nine short stories in this anthology are all from the 1950's, when Dick was just beginning as a science fiction writer, and before he hit his stride as a writer of reality-bending novels.

Philip K. Dick - The ​Eye of The Sibyl
Many ​thousands of readers consider Philip K. Dick the greatest science fiction mind on any planet. Since his untimely death in 1982, interest in Dick's works has continued to mount and his reputation has been further enhanced by a growing body of critical attention. The Philip K. Dick Award is now given annually to a distinguished work of science fiction, and the Philip K. Dick Society is devoted to the study and promulgation of his works. This collection includes all of the writer's earliest short and medium-length fiction (including some previously unpublished stories) covering the years 1952-1955. These fascinating stories include We Can Remember It for You Wholesale, The Cookie Lady, The World She Wanted, and many others. "A useful acquisition for any serious SF library or collection". -- Kirkus Reviews "The collected stories of Philip K. Dick is awe inspiring". -- The Washington Post "More than anyone else in the field, Mr. Dick really puts you inside people's minds". -- Wall Street Journal

Philip K. Dick - Philip ​K. Dick's Electric Dreams
Though ​perhaps most famous as a novelist, Philip K. Dick wrote more than one hundred short stories over the course of his career, each as mind-bending and genre-defining as his longer works. Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams collects ten of the best. In “Autofac,” Dick shows us one of the earliest examples (and warnings) in science fiction of self-replicating machines. “Exhibit Piece” and “The Commuter” feature Dick exploring one of his favorite themes: the shifting nature of reality and whether it is even possible to perceive the world as it truly exists. And “The Hanging Stranger” provides a thrilling, dark political allegory as relevant today as it was when Dick wrote it at the height of the Cold War. Strange, funny, and powerful, the stories in this collection highlight a master at work, encapsulating his boundless imagination and deep understanding of the human condition.

Philip K. Dick - The ​Divine Invasion
What ​if God were alive and in exile on a distant planet? And what if He wanted to come back? This is the unsettling and exhilirating premise of The Divine Invasion, the second novel in the trilogy that includes _VALIS_ and _The Transmigration of Timothy Archer._

Philip K. Dick - Solar ​Lottery
The ​operating principle was random selection: positions of public power were decided by a sophisticated lottery. Everyone had a chance, everyone could live in hope that they would be chosen to be the boss, the Quizmaster. But with the power came the game - the assassination game - which everyone could watch on TV. Would the new man be good enough to avoid his chosen killer? Which made for fascinating and exciting viewing, compelling enough to distract the public's attention while the Big Five industrial complexes run the world, the solar system and the people, unnoticed and completely unopposed. Then, in 2203, with the choice of a member of a maverick cult as Quizmaster, the system developed a little hitch...

Philip K. Dick - The ​Exegesis of Philip K. Dick
"A ​great and calamitous sequence of arguments with the universe: poignant, terrifying, ludicrous, and brilliant. The Exegesis is the sort of book associated with legends and madmen, but Dick wasn’t a legend and he wasn’t mad. He lived among us, and was a genius."—Jonathan Lethem Based on thousands of pages of typed and handwritten notes, journal entries, letters, and story sketches, The Exegesis of Philip K. Dick is the magnificent and imaginative final work of an author who dedicated his life to questioning the nature of reality and perception, the malleability of space and time, and the relationship between the human and the divine. Edited and introduced by Pamela Jackson and Jonathan Lethem, this will be the definitive presentation of Dick’s brilliant, and epic, final work. In The Exegesis, Dick documents his eight-year attempt to fathom what he called "2-3-74," a postmodern visionary experience of the entire universe "transformed into information." In entries that sometimes ran to hundreds of pages, Dick tried to write his way into the heart of a cosmic mystery that tested his powers of imagination and invention to the limit, adding to, revising, and discarding theory after theory, mixing in dreams and visionary experiences as they occurred, and pulling it all together in three late novels known as the VALIS trilogy. In this abridgment, Jackson and Lethem serve as guides, taking the reader through the Exegesis and establishing connections with moments in Dick’s life and work.

Philip K. Dick - A ​kozmosz bábjai
Ted ​Barton visszatér szülővárosába, hogy megtalálja elveszett "gyökereit", múltja helyett azonban valami sokkal sötétebb és fenyegetőbb, az istenek és démonok uralta jövő vár rá... Philip K. Dick klasszikus regényének szereplői ízig-vérig átlagemberek, akik a sors szeszélye folytán egy kozmikus léptékű küzdelem sakkfiguráivá a Föld védelmezőivé vagy elpusztítóivá válnak.

Philip K. Dick - Már ​megint a felfedezők
15 ​novella a tudományos-fantasztikus irodalom kultikus szerzőjétől. "Egy apró tényt ajánlanék mindenki figyelmébe, aki már teljesen elveszett a modern világ vég nélkül sokasodó valóságaiban. Emlékezzetek: Philip K. Dick járt ott legelőször." Terry Gilliam

Philip K. Dick - VALIS ​(angol)
It ​began with a blinding light, a divine revelation from a mysterious intelligence that called itself VALIS. And with that, the fabric of reality was ripped open and laid bare so that anything seemed possible, but nothing seemed quite right. Part science fiction, part theological detective story - in which God plays both the missing person and the perpetrator of the ultimate crime, VALIS is both disorienting and eerily funny, and a joy to read.

Philip K. Dick - Dr ​Bloodmoney
Seven ​years after the day of the bombs, Point Reyes was luckier than most places. Its people were reasonably normal - except for the girl with her twin brother growing inside her, and talking to her. Their barter economy was working. Their resident genius could fix almost anything that broke down. But they didn't know they were harbouring the one man who almost everyone left alive wanted killed…

Philip K. Dick - Nick ​and the Glimmung
Nick ​and his family are forced to leave Earth in order for him to keep his cat, Horace - because all pets are now banned, as they use up badly needed resources. They settle on Plowman's Planet, where they discover a variety of strange and wonderful alien lifeforms. But not all of these weird lifeforms are benevolent - and the family is involved in a series of increasingly dangerous mishaps. Can Horace and Nick manage to outwit the Wub, the Werjes, the Trobes - and the most dangerous of all, the Glimmung? Philip K. Dick's only children's book, first published after his death, brings together many of his most famous alien creations in one gently humorous tale.

Philip K. Dick - A ​Titán játékosai
Szegény ​Pete Garden most vesztette el Berkeley városát. A feleségét is elvesztette ezzel, de majd kap újat, amint gurít egy hármast. Ez mind része a Blöffnek, ennek a játéknak, amely a Föld utolsó, egyre fogyatkozó lakóinak már-már a mániája. Csakhogy a Blöff szabályai megváltoznak, drasztikusan és végérvényesen, és Pete Garden most olyan ellenféllel fog játszani, aki nem is ember, a tét pedig sokkal nagyobb egy városnál is. Philip K. Dick ebben a regényben egy olyan világot mutat be, amely egyszerre megjósolhatatlan és perverz módon logikus.

Philip K. Dick - Az ​utolsó szimulákrum
A ​HATALOM CSAK EGGYEL OSZTHATÓ. A háború dúlta Földön a sors és a körülmények egy különös csoportot hoznak össze: egy fasisztát, aki államcsínyt tervez, egy zongoristát, aki az elméjével játszik a hangszeren, egy First Ladyt, aki mindent a kezében akar tartani, és az utolsó praktizáló pszichiátert. És miközben a társadalom tetején állók a hatalomért marakodnak, az elnyomott alsó osztály kezd magához térni a kábaságból, egyre többet kérdez, egyre inkább tudatára ébred helyzetének és erejének. Philip K. Dick ebben a regényben is rá jellemző módon időutazásból, pszichoterápiából, telekinézisből, androidokból és neandervölgyi mutánsokból gyúr egy olyan történetet, amelyben összeesküvés összeesküvést ér, és szokás szerint semmi nem az, aminek látszik.

Philip K. Dick - Tony Parker - Blond - Do ​Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
The ​definitive collection of the illustrated Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? It has inspired and expanded minds since its debut in 1968. It served as the source material for the classic sci-fi film Blade Runner. Now, collected for the first time in one comprehensive edition, Philip K. Dick’s masterpiece Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? is fully realized in graphic novel form. This definitive volume compiles all 24 issues of the Eisner Award-nominated series illustrated by artist Tony Parker and color artist Blond with lettering by Richard Starkings, and features essays from Jonathan Lethem, Warren Ellis, Matt Fraction, Ed Brubaker, Tim Powers, James Blaylock, Isa Dick Hackett, and many more.

Philip K. Dick - The ​Gun
The ​Captain peered into the eyepiece of the telescope. He adjusted the focus quickly. "It was an atomic fission we saw, all right," he said presently. He sighed and pushed the eyepiece away. "Any of you who wants to look may do so. But it's not a pretty sight." "Let me look," Tance the archaeologist said. He bent down to look, squinting. "Good Lord!" He leaped violently back, knocking against Dorle, the Chief Navigator. But when they got there, nothing moved or stirred. Everything was silent, dead. Only the gun showed signs of life . . . and the trespassers had wrecked that for all time. The return journey to pick up the treasure would be a cinch . . .

Philip K. Dick - Eye ​In The Sky
While ​sightseeing at the Belmont Bevatron, Jack Hamilton, along with seven others, is caught in a lab accident. When he regains consciousness, he is in a fantasy world of Old Testament morality gone awry—a place of instant plagues, immediate damnations, and death to all perceived infidels. Hamilton figures out how he and his compatriots can escape this world and return to their own, but first they must pass through three other vividly fantastical worlds, each more perilous and hilarious than the one before. Winner of both the Hugo and John W. Campbell awards for best novel, widely regarded as the premiere science fiction writer of his day, and the object of cult-like adoration from his legions of fans, Philip K. Dick has come to be seen in a literary light that defies classification in much the same way as Borges and Calvino. With breathtaking insight, he utilizes vividly unfamiliar worlds to evoke the hauntingly and hilariously familiar in our society and ourselves.

Philip K. Dick - Dr. ​Vérdíj
Az ​Új Világ azon a napon született, amikor bombák hullottak az égből. A bombák egyszer csak ott voltak. Felégettek, romba döntöttek, elpusztítottak mindent. Vagy legalábbis majdnem mindent. A nukleáris holokauszt túlélői egy újfajta életre próbálnak berendezkedni, miközben a háború utóhatásaként mutáns állatok és emberek tűnnek fel. Point Reyesben viszonylag normálisan telik az élet. A lányt leszámítva, akinek a testében a saját testvére növekszik. És még beszél is hozzá. Aztán ott van a helyi fokoméliás, a műszaki zseni, aki bármit képes megjavítani. Nem beszélve Dr. Bluthgeldről, a férfiról, akit megbocsáthatatlan bűnei miatt szinte mindenki holtan akar látni. A Dr. Vérdíj magával ragadó és elgondolkodtató regény egy atomháború sújtotta világról. Szürreális, csata utáni tájkép a pusztulásról és a reményről. Ahogyan csak Philip K. Dick tudja megfesteni nekünk.

Philip K. Dick - Ray Faraday Nelson - The ​Ganymede Takeover
First ​published, in paperback, in 1967, this is one of two novels Dick wrote in collaboration. Stylistically, it is typical Dick, but it lacks the gravity and conviction of most of his other novels. It's set in the 21st century when the Earth has been conquered by a race of alien, telepathic, wormlike creatures, one of whom, Mekkis, is attracted to the theories of the psychologist Rudolph Balkani. Although ostensibly a ``wik'' or worm-kisser (i.e., one who freely serves the Ganymedians), Balkani is a complex man whose allegiances and motives are not easily discerned; indeed, Mekkis's attraction to his ideas leads to the worms' undoing. Other characters include the musicologist Joan Hiashi, whom Balkani unsuccessfully pursues, and Percy X, the black revolutionary who represents the ony overt resistance to the worms. Characterizations are unusually weak for Dick, and the ultimate instrument of the alien downfall--Dr. Balkani's ``hell-machine,'' which distorts reality--cannot summon up in the reader the ontological confusion and terror that drives Dick's best work.

Philip K. Dick - Mary ​And The Giant
Mary ​Anne Reynolds is a young and vulnerable woman, determined to make her own way in the world. But Pacific Park, California, in the 1950s is not really the place for Mary. Her relationship with a black singer offends against the small town's views on sexual mores and exposes its bigoted views on race. This is a powerful portrayal of the claustrophobia of small-town California, and Mary Anne Reynolds is one of the most memorable characters Dick ever created.

Philip K. Dick - The ​Simulacra
A ​few years from now the President of the USA will be an android and his entire government a fraud. Everyone in the country is maladjusted. Doesn't seem possible, does it? Welcome to the world of Dr. Superb, the sole remaining psychotherapist. Philip K. Dick tells a story of desperate love, lethal body odour and an attempted fascistic takeover of the USA and shows that there is always another layer of conspiracy beneath the one we see.

Philip K. Dick - Blade ​Runner
It ​was January 2021, and Rick Deckard had a license to kill. Somewhere among the hordes of humans out there, lurked several rogue androids. Deckard's assignment--find them and then..."retire" them. Trouble was, the androids all looked exactly like humans, and they didn't want to be found!

Philip K. Dick - Second ​Variety
The ​stories within SECOND VARIETY were written between 1952 and 1955, while America was in the grip of McCarthyism. The concerns of the time are reflected in stories such as 'Second Variety', which tells of an endless war fought by ever more cunning and sophisticated robots, or 'Imposter' where a man accused of being an alien spy finds his whole identity called into question. Using his marvellously varied, quirky and idiosyncratic style, Dick speaks up for ordinary people against militarism, paranoia and xenophobia.

Philip K. Dick - Second ​Variety
The ​stories within SECOND VARIETY were written between 1952 and 1955, while America was in the grip of McCarthyism. The concerns of the time are reflected in stories such as 'Second Variety', which tells of an endless war fought by ever more cunning and sophisticated robots, or 'Imposter' where a man accused of being an alien spy finds his whole identity called into question. Using his marvellously varied, quirky and idiosyncratic style, Dick speaks up for ordinary people against militarism, paranoia and xenophobia.

Philip K. Dick - A ​Frolix-8 küldötte
Klasszikus ​történettel van dolgunk, amiben Dick világának minden fontos eleme megjelenik. Az egyik főszereplő Nick Appleton egyszerű kétkezi munkás, akinek az élete csalódások sorozata, és reménye sincs rá, hogy valaha feljebb kerülhet a szigorú társadalmi ranglétrán. Vele szemben pedig ott van Willis Gram, aki igazi kényúr, így az evolúciós fejlődésben kiemelt elit élén áll, és az egész Földet irányítja. Amikor mindketten beleszeretnek ugyanabba a lányba - aki ráadásul a kormány ellen lázító propagandát terjeszt -, a sorsuk összefonódik. Ráadásul éppen ekkor tér vissza az űrből az elveszettnek hitt forradalmi vezér, Thors Provoni, méghozzá nem egyedül: egy minden tekintetben idegen lényt hoz magával, hogy segítségével megváltoztassa a merev, zsarnoki világrendet. Ez azonban csak az egész világ megváltoztatása árán lehetséges.

Philip K. Dick - Counter-Clock ​World
In ​Counter-Clock World, one of the most theologically probing of all of Dick’s books, the world has entered the Hobart Phase–a vast sidereal process in which time moves in reverse. As a result, libraries are busy eradicating books, copulation signifies the end of pregnancy, people greet with, “Good-bye,” and part with, “Hello,” and underneath the world’s tombstones, the dead are coming back to life. One imminent old-born is Anarch Peak, a vibrant religious leader whose followers continued to flourish long after his death. His return from the dead has such awesome implications that those who apprehend him will very likely be those who control the fate of the world.

Philip K. Dick - Tony Parker - Blond - Do ​Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
The ​definitive collection of the illustrated Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? It has inspired and expanded minds since its debut in 1968. It served as the source material for the classic sci-fi film Blade Runner. Now, collected for the first time in one comprehensive edition, Philip K. Dick’s masterpiece Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? is fully realized in graphic novel form. This definitive volume compiles all 24 issues of the Eisner Award-nominated series illustrated by artist Tony Parker and color artist Blond with lettering by Richard Starkings, and features essays from Jonathan Lethem, Warren Ellis, Matt Fraction, Ed Brubaker, Tim Powers, James Blaylock, Isa Dick Hackett, and many more.

Philip K. Dick - Flow ​My Tears, The Policeman Said
Jason ​Taverner is a Six, the result of top secret government experiments forty years before which produced a handful of unnaturally bright and beautiful people - and he's the prime-time idol of millions until, inexplicably, all record of him is wiped from the databanks of Earth. Suddenly he's a nobody in a police state where nobody is allowed to be a nobody. Will he ever be rich and famous again? Was he, in fact, ever rich and famous?

Philip K. Dick - The ​Man Who Japed
The ​Man Who Japed is Dick's mesmerizing and terrifying tale of a society so eager for order that it will sacrifice anything, including its freedom. Newer York is a post-holocaust city governed by the laws of an oppressively rigid morality. Highly mobile and miniature robots monitor the behavior of every citizen, and the slightest transgression can spell personal doom. Allen Purcell is one of the few people who has the capacity to literally change the way of the world, and once he's offered a high-profile job that acts as guardian of public ethics, he sets out to do precisely that. But first he must deal with the head in his closet.

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